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Supreme Court Chief Justice overrules injunction that could set Lula free

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Brazil’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Dias Toffoli struck down a decision that would have set former President Lula free from prison. Just hours prior, Justice Marco Aurélio Mello had granted an injunction afternoon ordering the release of all those who are serving jail sentences after an adverse appeal decision. The prime beneficiary of this measure is former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who could be released from jail this week. The plaintiff in the case was the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB).

Historically, prison sentences in Brazil are not executed until the defendant has...

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